Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections, 1919-64

Ireland, India and Empire: Indo-Irish Radical Connections, 1919-64

by Kate O'Malley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719081718

ISBN-13: 9780719081712

Pub. Date: 03/02/2010

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Offering a fresh new perspective on the history of the end of empire, with the Irish and Indian independence movements as its focus, this book details how each country's nationalist agitators engaged with each other and exchanged ideas. Using previously unpublished sources from the Indian Political Intelligence collection, it chronicles the rise and fall of

Overview

Offering a fresh new perspective on the history of the end of empire, with the Irish and Indian independence movements as its focus, this book details how each country's nationalist agitators engaged with each other and exchanged ideas. Using previously unpublished sources from the Indian Political Intelligence collection, it chronicles the rise and fall of movements such as the Indian-Irish Independence League and the League Against Imperialism whose histories have, until now, remained deeply hidden in the archives.

The maturation of the Indo-Irish nexus documented in this book eventually culminated with the establishment of diplomatic ties between both independent states in the 1960s, yet the British Government initially interpreted these transnational links as a potential threat to the empire and monitored their development through its security services. O'Malley highlights opaque aspects of the careers of popular figures from both Irish and Indian history including Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Eamon de Valera and Maud Gonne MacBride at points when their paths crossed, and also looks at how many one-time agitators went on to become international statesmen.

This book encompasses aspects of Irish, Indian, British, Imperial and intelligence' history, and will be of interest to students, teachers and general history enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719081712
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Series:
Studies in Imperialism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's introduction ix

Acknowledgements xi

List of illustrations xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction 1

1 The communist menace 13

2 V. J. Patel and the Indian–Irish Independence League 53

3 Subhas Chandra Bose and Ireland 90

4 The Second World War and the ‘Vanishing Empire’ 127

5 A Commonwealth republic 156

Conclusion 179

Biographical notes 183

Appendices 191

Bibliography 198

Index 205

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